Sports Guys Talking Wrestling
When we’re not covering the sports world, we’re talking about the world of professional wrestling! Whether it’s WWE, TNA, Ring of Honor, or the independent scene in Austin and beyond, we’ll cover everything that happens inside the squared circle.
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Former WWE World Champion & current Lucha Underground star Rey Mysterio (center) with Stew & Justin
Stew Myrick – on-site reporter and producer for 104.9 The Horn. Find him on Twitter @stewmyrick.
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Stew and Justin recap WWE Elimination Chamber and the fallout on Smackdown Live. The guys also mourn the end of Jeri-KO and celebrate Bailey’s championship win on Raw. Plus they discuss the latest in wrestling news, including a preview of this Sunday’s WrestleCircus: Taking Center Stage.
Stew and Justin preview this Sunday’s WWE Elimination Chamber, and they react to the announcement that the Rock & Roll Express will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. The guys also hear from WWE Hall of Famer & Reality of Wrestling owner Booker T (@BookerT5x on Twitter) and WWE Raw superstar Summer Rae (@RealSummerWWE on Twitter) from last week in Houston.
Stew is at Super Bowl LI Radio Row in Houston, where he is joined on site by Brian Fritz from the Between The Ropes podcast and Dave LaGreca from SiriusXM’s Busted Open to recap NXT TakeOver and WWE Royal Rumble in San Antonio. The guys also discuss whether we are in the latest golden era of pro wrestling.
Stew & Justin, along with Chad Hastings from The Horn’s Afternoons with Chad & Kevin, preview this coming weekend’s NXT:TakeOver San Antonio and the 30th edition of the WWE Royal Rumble. The guys also hear from Christi Jaynes, as she prepares to head to Japan.
Stew catches up with Cody Rhodes about becoming the newest member of Bullet Club and his travels through the wrestling world since September. He also visits with fellow Bullet Club member and 3-time Ring of Honor World Heavyweight Champion Adam Cole about regaining the title at Wrestle Kingdom and his views on the current landscape of pro wrestling.
We profile Austin’s only pro wrestling school, America’s Academy of Pro Wrestling, or AAPW. During the profile, Stew talks to current students and alumni, like former NWA Women’s World Champion Barbi Hayden, and we hear from AAPW’s owner and a pioneer in the Austin wrestling scene, George de la Isla.
Stew & Justin discuss the latest in WWE, including Kurt Angle being selected for induction into the WWE Hall of Fame. The guys catch up with the voice of Ring of Honor Wrestling, Kevin Kelly (@realkevinkelly on Twitter), about ROH coming to San Antonio and Dallas. They also hear from the TNA Impact Grand Champion Moose (@MooseNation69 on Twitter) about his match at WrestleCircus and the new beginnings in the Impact Zone. And, they recap this past Saturday’s WrestleCircus “Tough Act To Follow”, including interviews with Jeff Cobb (@MrAthleticJCobb on Twitter), Rachael Ellering (@RachaeEllering on Twitter), and the new Ringmaster Champion, Brian Cage (@MrGMSI_BCage on Twitter).
Stew & Justin welcome Jordan Walburger (@JWalburger on Twitter) from The Horn’s Fight Night ATX podcast to talk the latest in WWE, including Chris Jericho winning the United States Championship and the Undertaker entering the Royal Rumble. They guys also talk about TNA Impact Wrestling beginning 2017 under the Anthem Sports & Entertainment banner, what’s happening in Ring of Honor, and they preview this weekend’s shows from Wrestle Circus and Anarchy Championship Wrestling.
Stew & Justin kick off 2017 and celebrate one year in podcast-land by watching & discussing New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Wrestle Kingdom 11. The guys also hear from Carl Knight from The Offshoots Network about the latest in the DFW wrestling scene, and The Horn’s Chad Hastings (@chastings1049 on Twitter) joins the celebration by phone.
For our last episode of 2016, Stew & Justin reviews Total Nonstop DELETION while watching it again. The guys also recap WWE Roadblock, as well as the other top stories from WWE. And, as they wrap up 2016, they also go over the packed wrestling weekend that included VIP Wrestling on Friday, WrestleCircus on Saturday, and Inspire Pro Wrestling on Sunday, including interviews with Ross & Marshall Von Erich, Matt Cross (aka Lucha Underground’s Son of Havoc), War Machine, Keith Lee, and the new Inspire Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Champion, Steve-O Reno.
Stew previews WWE Roadblock and discusses Impact Wrestling’s Total Nonstop DELETION with Dave LaGreca from SiriusXM’s Busted Open (@BustedOpenRadio on Twitter). He also covers the upcoming weekend’s events that he & Justin will be attending – VIP Wrestling (@VIP_Wrestling on Twitter) on Friday, WrestleCircus (@WrestleCircus on Twitter) on Saturday (including an interview with head promoter Al Lenhart), and Inspire Pro Wrestling (@inspireprowres on Twitter) on Sunday.
Stew & Justin recap WWE TLC and the fallout on Smackdown Live, plus the latest from Raw. The guys also review the events from Ring of Honor Final Battle, including Kyle O’Reily becoming the new ROH World Heavyweight Champion, and they hear from VIP Wrestling promoter Lamont Williams about their Holiday Havoc in 3D event coming up on Friday, December 16.
Stew & Justin get a preview of Ring of Honor’s biggest show of the year, this Friday’s Final Battle PPV, from ROH commentator Ian Riccaboni (@IanRiccaboni on Twitter). The guys also discuss this Sunday’s WWE TLC, and they talk to Texas wrestling legend and Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame president Cowboy Johnny Mantell about the inductees for the Class of 2017, announced earlier this week.
As he prepares for Thanksgiving, Stew recaps the events of WWE Survivor Series with the host of Between The Ropes, Brian Fritz (@brianfritz on Twitter). He also reviews this past Saturday’s WrestleCircus Presents The Main Attraction in Austin, with interviews from New Japan Pro Wrestling/Ring of Honor stars Rocky Romero and Michael Elgin, and independent superstar Chris Hero.
Stew from SGTW teams up with the guys from Heel/Face Wrestling to preview the 30th edition of WWE Survivor Series, coming up on November 20 on the WWE Network.
While Smackdown Live airs its 900th episode, Stew talks to Dave LaGreca from SiriusXM’s Busted Open (@BustedOpenRadio on Twitter) about the latest in WWE and what’s in store for the future of TNA. Plus, he reviews NAWA’s Broken Allegiance, including an interview with the new NAWA Cruiserweight Champion “Mr. Studtacular” Brysin Scott, and Stew previews the two Wrestle Circus events (@WrestleCircus on Twitter) in Austin and Arlington this coming weekend with their head promoter, Al Lenhart.
Stew & Justin take a look at the happenings this past week as WWE visited Scotland. Plus, Justin gives his in-person report from Ring of Honor’s Survival of the Fittest show last Friday in San Antonio, and we hear from John Famous, head promoter for the North American Wrestling Allegiance, about their event coming this Saturday in Ennis, featuring #BROKEN Matt Hardy.
While watching a historic World Series Game 7, Stew & Justin recap WWE’s Hell In A Cell PPV. The guys also review this past weekend’s action from Total Championship Wrestling and Inspire Pro Wrestling, including a visit with ring veteran Eddie Kingston. You’ll also hear from the 3-time NWA National Heavyweight Champion, The Golden Boy Greg Anthony, and they get to visit with former NWA World Heavyweight Champion Godzilla Jax Dane, just 24 hours before he makes his debut with Ring Of Honor at Survival of the Fittest.
Stew & Justin preview WWE Raw’s Hell In A Cell PPV coming this Sunday on the WWE Network. The guys also get to visit with the new NWA World Heavyweight Champion, Tim Storm, and they hear from the Voice of Ring of Honor Wrestling, Kevin Kelly (@realkevinkelly on Twitter), about Godzilla Jax Dane joining ROH and participating in Survival of the Fittest next weekend in Arlington and San Antonio.
Stew & Justin recap the week in WWE, including Goldberg returning to Raw after 12 years to answer Brock Lesnar’s challenge. The guys also review the inaugural WrestleCircus event, with interviews from Jervis Cottonbelly, Supercop Dick Justice, Colt Cabana, and the 1st Ringmaster Champion, former 2-time TNA World Champion Ethan Carter III.
Stew & Justin recap WWE No Mercy and the fallout from Smackdown Live, as well as the latest from Raw (WE JUST MADE JERICHO’S LIST!), and TNA . The guys also hear from independent wrestling star Evren Orien, and they preview the inaugural WrestleCircus event coming up on October 16 at the Ironwood Hall in Austin.
Stew brings Brian Fritz from Between The Ropes and The Sporting News back to give an in-person recap of TNA Bound For Glory, as well as the latest in WWE. He also visits with Al Lenhart, head promoter for the new WrestleCircus promotion debuting on October 16 in Austin. Plus, Stew interviews Inspire Pro & ACW star JoJo Bravo and Reality of Wrestling stars Rob Barnes and current TV champion Rex Andrews.
The guys are joined by Brian Fritz (@brianfritz on Twitter) from Between The Ropes and The Sporting News to discuss the latest regarding the impending sale of TNA Wrestling to either Billy Corgan or WWE. Stew & Justin also look at the past weekend’s cards from Total Championship Wrestling and Inspire Pro Wrestling, and they preview this upcoming weekend’s PPV’s from Ring of Honor and TNA.
Stew & Justin preview this Sunday’s Raw-specific WWE Clash of Champions while watching the first NWA Clash of the Champions from March 1988. The guys also hear from former WWE tag team champion Sir Mo of Men On A Mission about his new promotion in Dallas, SOAR Championship Wrestling.
Stew & Justin recap WWE Backlash and the fallout on Smackdown Live, plus the latest from Raw and NXT. We also hear from TJ McAloon regarding Inspire Pro Wrestling’s (@inspireprowres on Twitter) upcoming Fade To Black card, and we hear from the Voice of Ring of Honor Wrestling, Kevin Kelly (@realkevinkelly on Twitter), about the latest in ROH.
After explaining why the Glacier gimmick didn’t do better in WCW, Stew and Justin recap the week in WWE, including a preview of the Smackdown-only Backlash PPV on Sunday, September 11. The guys also look at what’s happening in TNA Impact Wrestling (Final Deletion II?), Ring of Honor, and the independent scene.
In this special SGTW, Stew visits one-on-one with former WWE Intercontinental and Tag Team Champion Cody Rhodes (@codyrhodes on Twitter) about his wrestling journey since leaving WWE and what’s in store for him in the future.
Stew catches up with Dave LaGreca from SiriusXM’s Busted Open (@BustedOpenRadio on Twitter) about the revival of TNA Wrestling and the latest in WWE. He also talks Dallas-Fort Worth independent wrestling with the leader of the Rabid Empire, Nigel Rabid (@nigelrabid on Twitter). And Stew commemorates Jax Dane’s one year anniversary as NWA World Heavyweight Champion.
Stew and Justin recap the big events from this past weekend – Ring of Honor Death Before Dishonor, NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn, and WWE Summerslam, and the fallout from each. The guys also react to The Miz’s remarks to Daniel Bryan on Talking Smack.
With one of the biggest weekends in wrestling coming up, Stew and Justin preview the three big events on tap – Ring of Honor Death Before Dishonor XIV on Friday, August 19; NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II on Saturday, August 20; and WWE SummerSlam on Sunday, August 21.
Stew gets a review of the state of WWE since the Brand Split from James Caldwell of Pro Wrestling Torch (@jctorch on Twitter), including the winners and losers so far for each brand. He also previews Inspire Pro Wrestling’s FOREVER on Sunday, August 14, with the newest member of the Inspire Pro commentary team and former NXT announcer Alex Del Barrio (@ on Twitter). Stew also takes a look at IHWE’s United We Stand, also on Sunday, August 14, at the Ridglea Theater in Fort Worth.
Stew’s flying solo on this week’s show, but you’ll still hear the latest on what’s happening in WWE (Jimmin Marvenluden??), TNA (including a warning to Matt Hardy), and Ring of Honor. He also talks to Vic Travagliante (@Trav923 on Twitter), the voice of House of Hardcore, about their huge joint event with Reality of Wrestling coming to Pasadena on Saturday, August 6, benefiting Bustin4Autism. And, he recaps Total Championship Wrestling’s Independence Brawl 8, with interviews from TCW TV Champion Just Willie and Terrale Tempo, and IHWE’s Old School Hustle V, including an interview with legendary former ECW and ROH World Champion Jerry Lynn.
Stew and Justin review WWE Battleground, and they give their thoughts on the first Raw and Smackdown Live of the brand split era. They also hear from Total Championship Wrestling promoter John Peterson about the upcoming Independence Brawl 8 in Killeen on Saturday, July 30.
Stew gets a WWE Draft breakdown and review from Brian Fritz (@brianfritz on Twitter) from the Between The Ropes podcast and The Sporting News. He also visits with NWA-IHWE promoter David Fuller about their upcoming Old School Hustle V event in Crowley on Sunday, July 31.
Stew and Justin discuss what they know, and what they don’t know, about the upcoming WWE Draft and brand split, and they recap the highlights from Raw. The guys also recap TNA Impact Wrestling’s Destination X, including the fallout of The Final Deletion, and they look at independent shows coming up in the area and beyond.
Stew is joined by Dave LaGreca from SiriusXM’s Busted Open show (@BustedOpenRadio on Twitter) to talk about TNA’s The Final Deletion between Jeff Hardy and Matt Hardy, the upcoming WWE Draft and brand split, and the WWE Cruiserweight Classic. We also hear from Ian Riccaboni (@IanRiccaboni on Twitter) of Ring of Honor Wrestling about his work with Women of Honor and the latest from ROH.
Stew and Justin are joined by Chad Hastings from The Horn’s afternoon show (@chastings1049 on Twitter) as they review Ring of Honor’s Best In The World PPV, look at the 18th anniversary of Undertaker-Mankind in Hell In A Cell, and recap the week in WWE and elsewhere in wrestling. The guys also discuss CM Punk’s transition from WWE to UFC.
Stew and Justin recap a wild week in WWE, from crowning a new World Heavyweight Champion at Money In The Bank to suspending a former champion for a wellness policy violation. The guys also look back at last weekend’s A Night To Give Back from NWA Pro Wrestling TeXas, and they preview Ring of Honor’s upcoming Best In The World PPV.
Sports Guys Talking Wrestling presents a special preview of NWA Pro Wrestling TeXas’ “A Night To Give Back” presented by Walk The Path, which takes place on Saturday, June 18 at Pinballz Kingdom in Buda. Stew previews the matches announced and interviews several of the Pro Wrestling TeXas stars, including Keith Lee, Apoc, Unholy Gregory James, PWT Heavyweight Champion Moonshine Mantell and NWA World Heavyweight champion “Godzilla” Jax Dane.
While enjoying the piney woods of Lost Pines Scout Reservation in Bastrop County, Stew gets a review of TNA’s Slammiversary PPV and a WWE Money In The Bank preview from James Caldwell of the Pro Wrestling Torch (@jctorch on Twitter). They also look at the participant list for the upcoming WWE Cruiserweight Classic.
Stew, Justin, and Jeff are together again, as they talk about the big stories from the last few weeks, including the upcoming WWE brand split, the John Cena-AJ Styles rivalry, Brock Lesnar at UFC 200, and an early look at WWE Money In The Bank. Plus they look at TNA Slammiversary, the latest from Ring of Honor, and they preview the latest matches announced for the NWA Pro Wrestling TeXas event “A Night To Give Back” on June 18, presented by Walk The Path.
Stew visits with former ECW & NWA World Heavyweight Champion and current Ring of Honor star “The King of Old School” Steve Corino (@KINGCorino on Twitter) about his 20-plus years in professional wrestling. Corino also talks about his Phillies, and he tells us what to expect when he battles “Godzilla” Jax Dane for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship on June 18 in Buda, as NWA Pro Wrestling TeXas presents “A Night To Give Back”. He also lets us know what’s in store at Ring of Honor’s Best In The World PPV on June 24, when he finally settles his score with BJ Whitmer in a Fight Without Honor.
Stew is joined by Brian Fritz (@brianfritz on Twitter) from the Orlando Sentinel and the Between The Ropes podcast to discuss WWE’s decision to move SmackDown to Tuesday nights, their upcoming brand split, and the fallout from Extreme Rules. Stew also recaps all that is happening in TNA and Ring of Honor, and he previews the first match announced for NWA Pro Wrestling TeXas’ A Night To Give Back on June 18.
Stew gets a preview of WWE Extreme Rules and talks all things WWE with Dave LaGreca from SiriusXM’s Busted Open (@BustedOpenRadio on Twitter). We also hear from Douglas Hart, Social Media Director for the National Wrestling Alliance (@DouglasHartNWA on Twitter), about what’s happening across the NWA.
Stew and Justin discuss the week’s WWE news that happened inside the ring and outside the ring, including the annual talent cuts and where we might see them again. The guys also recap a very busy few days in Ring of Honor that included Global Wars and the start of their War of the Worlds Tour, and they preview the upcoming NWA Pro Wrestling TeXas show.
Stew is joined by James Caldwell from the Pro Wrestling Torch (@jctorch on Twitter) to recap WWE Payback and the fallout from Raw. He also looks at the upcoming Ring of Honor/New Japan Pro Wrestling Global Wars PPV.
Stew & Justin review the events from Raw and preview this Sunday’s WWE Payback. We also get a recap of Inspire Pro Wrestling’s recent Splendor in the Smash event from Nigel Rabid (@nigelrabid on Twitter) of the Rabid Empire.
Stew and Justin discuss the total reset that has been the WWE in the last three weeks, as they wind their way towards Payback. They also look at what may happen with TNA’s financial situation, and preview upcoming shows from Ring Of Honor, Inspire Pro, and NWA Pro Wrestling TeXas.
Stew checks in with Brian Fritz (@brianfritz on Twitter) from the Orlando Sentinel and the Between The Ropes podcast to discuss the state of the WWE two weeks after WrestleMania, as well as the current happenings elsewhere in the wrestling world.
The guys recap the biggest WrestleMania of all time, and the fallout on Raw. Plus, they look at the great events from WrestleMania weekend, including the NWA Parade of Champions, NXT Takeover Dallas, and Ring of Honor’s Supercard of Honor.
Stew, Jeff, and Justin recap the go-home edition of Raw and preview WrestleMania 32, and they talk about the NWA Parade of Champions that starts WrestleMania weekend.
NOTE: please forgive the sound quality. Hopefully the info quality makes up for it.
Stew talks with James Caldwell from Pro Wrestling Torch about the latest in wrestling. He also gets an update on the NWA Parade of Champions from IHWE head promoter David Fuller, and visits with WWE superstar AJ Styles about getting ready for his first Wrestlemania.
Stew talks to WWE Hall of Famer Jake “The Snake” Roberts about his career, his battle with addiction, and his UnSpoken Word tour
Stew visits with wrestling legend Gorgeous Jimmy Garvin about his career, his life after wrestling, being a Fabulous Freebird, and being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
It’s a special episode as Stew visits with WCW/WWE legend Diamond Dallas Page, with a surprise appearance by WWE Hall of Famer Jake “The Snake” Roberts.